Zambia’s universities back on track

Harvest University is one of the three universities whose registration status has been reinstated. Photo: Zambia24

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Higher Education Authority (HEA) in Zambia has reinstated the full registration status of three private Higher Education Institutions, Lusaka Times reported.

The institutions at hand are the City University of Science and Technology – Lusaka South Campus, Harvest University, and Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM).

These universities form part of six universities that the HEA had revoked their registration status in December last year. The main reason for this was that the universities went against the provisions of the Higher Education Act number 4 of 2013 Part IV Section 18 (1), (2) and (3) (a).

The section stated that that the HEIs that register with HEA at a particular site of operation but then change sites without registering those premises with the Authority are not recognised, at the new premises only, as institutions offering higher education in Zambia.

The authority said these institutions were registered to operate only at the listed addresses for each institution.

“City University of Science and Technology – Lusaka South Campus, whose registration number is HEA/041, has been registered to operate at Plot number Sub 55 Fm919, Lilayi Farms, Off Greg Lungu Road, Lusaka, the premises on the 4th Floor, Provident House in Cairo Road, Lusaka, will be exclusively used for administrative purposes and no classes are allowed to take place there,” said the authourity.

It further added that Harvest University, whose registration number is HEA/034, has been registered to operate at Plot Number 9027, Buluwe Road, Woodlands, Lusaka. The university was formerly registered as Harvest Institute of Missions University.

“LIUTEBM, whose registration number is HEA/026, has been registered to operate at Plot Number 2746/M, 2nd Street, Ibex Extension, Lusaka,” added the authority.

The registration status of Africa Research University, Damelin University and Rock view University remain revoked.

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